Here is Tuesdays look at transparency-related news items, the todays congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.

News Roundup:

  • Senate Democrats are considering the possibility of pushing a stripped-down version of the DISCLOSE Act ahead of expected Republican gains in Congress this November. (The Hill)
  • On the heels of this New York Times story, the Democratic National Committee launched an ad highlighting Rep. John Boehner’s (R-OH) ties to lobbyists. (The Hill)
  • Possibly with an assist by the Citizens United decision, Republican-leaning outside groups are far outspending their Democratic counterparts on television ads for the November midterms. (The New York Times)
  • The Washington Post updated its list of the top-spending interest groups for the midterms. (The Washington Post)
  • The Federal Communications Commission plans to update its website to allow more public access to data and a better view of what the agency does. (Federal News Radio)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 9/14:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 9/14:

  • None

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